Friday, July 29, 2011

SIX

It was July 25, 2005 when I toed the line of my first Ultra-Marathon. It's sometimes hard to comprehend that I've been at this thing called "ultras" ever since. I often times look back at how it all began, and the progression I endured working my way up to that first ultra. I also think about the road I've taken since, the amazing places I've been, the things I've accomplished. There's no better time then the present to take time to reflect on the journey.

Wednesday, July 20, 2011

VB: 2011 Silver Rush 50

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Human Potential VB: Episode 1
The 2011 Silver Rush 50 Mile Run

Tuesday, July 19, 2011

RR: 2011 Silver Rush 50

July 17, 2011
Silver Rush 50 Mile Run
48 Miles - Leadville, CO
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"Nobody trips over mountains. It is the small pebble that causes you to stumble. Pass all the pebbles in your path and you will find you have crossed the mountain." ~Author Unknown
Pre-Race
It wasn't but 2 weeks ago that I decided to sign up for the Silver Rush 50. A last minute decision I was waiting to make based on my ability to train and my adjustments to the altitude after having moved to the Boulder area at the end of May. I didn't know what to expect heading into this race as most of the information I had research online pertained to the Mountain Bike version of Silver Rush and not much in the way of runners info. What I did find was on youtube, a series of short and rather well done videos of the race, which helped me prepare for the inevitable. The inevitable being altitude, relentless climbs and a very long day in gorgeous Leadville Colorado.

Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Distractions

Part of my more focused training over the course of the last month has been in dealing with distractions. When running ultra's, or even in hiking, distractions come from two areas. Obviously, these areas are more better known as "internal" and "external" distractions. In this post we're going to talk a little bit about what some common internal and external distractions might be, how they can effect your race and how you can train to deal with them before race day comes.